If there’s one thing that North County residents enjoy more than the beach, it’s the various cuisine, beverages, and sweet treats throughout San Diego. Here, we offer a taste of some local flavor.

Tasty Trends

This Japanese noodle soup is quickly gaining popularity in the culinary world. With its flavorful broth, noodles, and toppings like sliced meat, boiled egg, dried seaweed, scallions, and sprouts, ramen is the perfect way to warm up this winter. Next time you’re craving a hearty bowl, try out one of the many ramen shops that have popped up throughout San Diego.

Fare & Festivity

Vista Beer Run


Did you know Vista is the Microbrewery Capital of the US (on a per capita basis)? Local runners matched their passion for running with their thirst for craft beer at the Inaugural Vista Beer Run Half Marathon and 5K in late October in Buena Vista Park. Participating breweries included Aztec Brewery, Barrel Harbor, Prohibition Brewing Co., Booze Brothers, Ebullition Brew Works, and BattleMage Brewing Company.

Giving Thanks
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and enjoy a meal together. If you don’t feel like cooking this year, treat yourself to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at one of several North County restaurants like 28 West, Argyle Steakhouse, Sbicca, or Pamplemousse Grille.

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Fresh Happenings
Join the Boys & Girls Club of Vista on Nov. 4 for a night of craft beers, food, and fun to raise money for sports equipment and expenses for the Middle School & Recreational Athletic Programs. Tickets are $45/person or $75 for two, and $60 at the door. Admission includes a flight of six five-ounce tastes. Must be 21 or older to attend. Visit www.bgcvista.org for details.